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everybody on board and everybody was committed to it. The group of guys on our football team changed the entire attitude of the school.” On our Life of An Athlete on line training program, Chris Chamberlain issues this challenge:


You may be faced with this decision right now. Are you going to go along with the partiers and are you going to fall into that lifestyle, or are you going to be disciplined and obedient and do what you need to do to give yourself the best chance to succeed?


that might hinder our chances on the field. We all signed it and those of us that didn’t have a problem with alcohol gave up soda so we’d be sacrificing and giving up something like everyone else.


It’s something that I don’t think has ever been done here at the school and we ended up winning a state championship – something that definitely had never been done before. By us group of seniors presenting


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this pledge and committing ourselves to do this, we affected not only ourselves but really had a positive influence on all of our teammates around us.


Chris’ coach, Rob Renshaw told me, “Chris and the guys did this all on their own. They had a players only meeting and announced the idea of the pledge. They were committed to a clean lifestyle. There was not going to be any drugs, any alcohol, any pot. They got


We call this “The Chamberlain Challenge” and we are encouraging student athletes all across Oklahoma to take the Chamberlain Challenge and commit themselves to a chemical free lifestyle so they can maximize their athletic talents and be all they were designed to be. So how about you? Will you take the Chamberlain Challenge? If so, we want to know about it. Send us an email and let us know what you’re doing on your team or at your school to make a positive difference.


Note: FATE will be awarding the first annual Chris Chamberlain award to the outstanding male and female athlete in the state who has done the most to lead a chemical free lifestyle and encourages others to do the same. The award will be given at the Jim Thorpe Association High School Sports Award Banquet July 12, 2012 in Oklahoma City. To nominate a student athlete for the award request a


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